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Batalha Monastery, Batalha, Portugal

The Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican convent built to thank the Virgin Mary for the Portuguese victory over the Castilians in the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, fulfilling a promise of
King John I of Portugal.

The battle put an end to the 1383-1385 crisis.

It took over a century to build, starting in 1386 and
ending circa 1517, spanning the reign of seven kings.
It took the efforts of fifteen architects, but for seven
of them the title was no more than an honorary title bestowed on them.

The construction required an enormous effort, using extraordinary resources of men and material.
New techniques and artistic styles, hitherto unknown
in Portugal, were deployed.
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Very near , as magnificent image , to Jeronimus Monastery in Belem - Lisbona 
I was there many years ago , a great, immense fascination of that place .
I was in Lisbona twice . The first time I was as violinist in the Symphony orchestra in Berlin
I was a very young musician and we played at Gulbenkian Foundation Concert hall.
Now I am a Concert Violinist . I understand from the friend of mine Delphine Haniel 
that you like my violin performances which Delphine put on two films in her Journal here in DA .
Thank you .
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I did love the performances indeed my dear…. you are most welcome indeed….:nod::hug:
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Wonderful shot, a fantastic place dear Teresa!!! :heart:
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It is …:nod:... thanks dear Carlos….:bow::love:
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A true pleasure, dear Teresa!!!

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Thanks sooo much....
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amazing architecture,beautiful! :)
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I am coming to live in Portuguesse for some time...I am in love with your photograph dear Teresa. AND I wish I can be with you when you are photographing such a very extra ordinary place :D
Thanks for sharing :nod:
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OK... Ayhan.... That will be nice...
Just let me know when you are coming.... You are AT HOME HERE AS YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!
Have a nice week end my dearest friend....:love:
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Yes my dear friend. I am feeling so close to the beauty of your country. When it comes together with your warm friendship and nice companion them I am sure that I will feel like I am at home...We will ask Mel to play piano to us when we are not going to capture some beautiful building of your places ...
Thank you so much for your kindness :bow:
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:nod:.... IT IS A DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....:heart:
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:nod: Deal!
:iconbigheartplz: dear Teresa :D
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:wow: Wonderful building and shot! I hope I can come oneday and visit there with you :huggle:
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:iconcheerplz:....OMG... that would be sooo nice dearest sis......
Please do!!!!....:love:
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Wow it's beautiful! :wow:
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:bow:...thanks a lot....
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